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Relating to or denoting a dialect of English in which r is pronounced in prevocalic position only, common in eastern New England, New York City, and Britain.
- ‘Both in fact were non-rhotic, while the majority of Americans speak with rhotic accents.’
- ‘You see, there are two great families of dialects in modern English: the rhotic ones and the non-rhotic ones.’
- ‘In the seventeenth century, most of England was rhotic, but non-rhotic speech was common in the southeast, near London.’
- ‘Linking r, common in many non-rhotic dialects of English, occurs in New England.’
- ‘The following discussion presupposes a non-rhotic dialect of English, that is, a dialect in which r can only occur in syllable-onset position.’
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